The Playwrights

The OC-Centric New Play Festival strives to showcase the talent of both budding and seasoned playwrights.
Take a look at our impressive roster for our 10th Annual OC-Centric New Play Festival.

Gillian Gonzales
Author of Marcello & Musetta Break up For Good

Gillian Gonzales is both a playwright and actor. She has multiple stage acting credits from around Orange County, as well as a recurring role on actual-play tabletop RPG podcast APON Plays: Vaesen. She has a degree in theatre arts from Orange Coast College, and has written for the OCC Student Repertory for many of their original work festivals. She plans to continue her theatrical education, studying both acting and writing for the stage. (And, she sends a special thank you to her mother, her friends, and her two cats for their endless support.)

Craig Holland
Author of LOL

Craig Holland is thrilled to have his comedy LOL selected for OC-Centric. This OC playwright is also a member of North Hollywood's Group Repertory Theatre, and his one-act You Only Live Once was recently in Group Rep's current outdoor production, Motel 66.. His previous productions include the one-acts Class Project and Phubbing (Group Rep) and A Cheesy Christmas (Group Rep, Lubbock Community Theatre), and Love Is A Crocodile, a full-length romantic comedy produced at Grand Central Arts Center by the Misfits Theatre Company. More information about Craig is featured on and his official website:

Jordan R. Young
Author of Kvetcher In The Wry

Jordan is a writer and performing arts historian and whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, travel guides, and online media. He is a native of Los Angeles whose plays have been produced Off Off Broadway (by Ticket 2 Eternity), in Hollywood for radio broadcast (California Artists Radio Theatre) and the Hollywood Fringe Festival, as well as the Kauai Shorts Festival, and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. The opening monologue from Kvetcher In the Wry is slated for publication in The Best Men's Monologues of 2021 (Smith & Kraus). His books include Acting Solo, The Beckett Actor, and Spike Jones Off the Record; his non-fiction has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. A CSUF graduate Jordan is a former travel writer for AAA and a board member of Orange County Playwrights Alliance.

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